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Five Creepiest Advances in Artificial Intelligence

Five Creepiest Advances in Artificial Intelligence
Already, the electronic brains of the most advanced robotic models surpass human intelligence and are able to do things that will make some of us shudder uncomfortably. But what is your reaction going to be after learning about recent advances in robotics and artificial intelligence? 5. Schizophrenic robot Scientists at the University of Texas (Austin) have simulated mental illness for a computer, testing schizophrenia on artificial intelligence units. The test subject is DISCERN – a supercomputer that functions as a biological neural network and operates using the principles of how human brain functions. The researchers then emulated schizophrenic brain in artificial intelligence by overloading the computer with many stories. 4. Professor Roland Arkin from the School of interactive computing at the University of Georgia presented the results of an experiment in which scientists were able to teach a group of robots to cheat and deceive. The experiment involved two robots. 3. 2. 1.

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